Dmitry Grozov lives 1,200 miles outside of Moscow in the Russian city of Chelyabinsk. He's a movie fanatic, artist, and animator with a love for classic Hollywood films. Dmitry has taken movies like Terminator, RoboCop, and Blade Runner, and given them anime-style makeovers. His latest is Star Wars: A New Hope, created by just Dmitry himself with amazing results.
Nearly 50 years after its release, "War Pigs" gets a masterful music video worthy of the song. The fan-made visuals take clips from the entire Star Wars franchise and set them to Black Sabbath's heavy metal anthem. The results are so on-point, even The Prince of Darkness himself gave it his seal of approval.
Ferris Bueller's Day Off, The Breakfast Club, Back to the Future — the list could go on. The '80s were an iconic time for film. With those legendary movies came an audioscape that defined the era. In this video essay, The Discarded Image explores that synth scores and the iconic composers that created the sound of the '80s.
Tish and Fonny are in love. For Tish, 19, and Fonny, a 22-year-old sculptor, their love is a refuge from their families and the harsh reality of Harlem in the early 1970s — until Fonny is falsely accused of the rape of a Puerto Rican woman by a racist New York City police officer. Tish finds out she's pregnant and Fonny is in jail for a crime he didn't commit, putting their future and the future of their unborn child on the line. Written and directed by Moonlight's Oscar-winner Barry Jenkins, If Beale Street Could Talk is based on legendary author James Baldwin's 1974 novel of the same name. Starring Kiki Lane and Stephan James, the film comes to theaters November 30, 2018.
Ralph is going to cyberspace. Six years after the first film, the arcade gets Wi-Fi so Ralph and Vanellope venture into the uncharted territory to find a part for Sugar Rush. The new world wide web is full of unfamiliar characters, bringing Taraji P. Henson and Gal Gadot to the cast while John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, and Jane Lynch return to Litwak's Family Fun Center to reprise their roles. Ralph Breaks The Internet is coming to theaters November 21, 2018.
Director Gareth Evans is making a massive departure from his previous films with Apostle. Set in early-1900s London, Thomas Richardson has returned home after being abroad for years. He learns that his sister is being held by a religious cult on an island in the British Isles and determines to bring her home. As he learns more about the cult's society, he finds that what they see as the hedonistic culture of the mainland has infected the islanders as well — along with an unspeakable evil. Starring Dan Stevens, Lucy Boynton, and Mark Lewis Jones, Apostle premieres on Netflix October 12, 2018.
Born in the Hawaiian waters, Aulta makes high-quality timepieces that won't break the bank. The Kainoa is the latest watch in their growing collection and their most ambitious to date. It's versatile enough for your business casual attire but really thrives with a pair of trunks and surfboard thanks to the 44mm stainless steel case's gasket sealed screw down crown, superluminova hand fill and dial markings, and 100 meters of water resistance. Each watch is powered by rock solid Japanese Miyota chronograph movement and finished with a black ballistic nylon strap.
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Designed in Miami, the M12 is the modern evolution of the iconic minimalist dress watch. The watch's stainless steel case sports a unique crown with a flat rim with a hole that sits just before 4 o'clock and speaks to Miansai's focus on beautiful hardware. Offered with black or white dials — both of which feature sharp, subtle hands and numerals that sit beneath a domed acrylic crystal face — the M12 is powered by a Swiss-made quartz movement and finished with a black Italian cowhide leather strap.
Diameter: 39mm / Lug width: 18mm / Depth rating: 30 meters
Ryan Gosling is Neil Armstrong in Damien Chazelle's film documenting the years leading up to the Apollo 11 space mission in 1969. In theaters on October 12, 2018.
Timothée Chalamet follows up Call Me By Your Name and Lady Bird with what looks like another Oscar-worthy performance. In Beautiful Boy, the 22-year-old actor teams up with Steve Carell to portray real-life father and son David and Nic Sheff. The screenplay is based on their memoirs, chronicling the family's experience with addiction. Also starring Amy Ryan and Maura Tierney, the film is set to premiere October 12, 2018.
John C. Reilly completely transforms into Oliver Hardy for the upcoming biopic based on the iconic double act Laurel and Hardy. Academy Award Winner Steve Coogan plays his comedic counterpart in the film that skips past the pair's golden era to follow their farewell tour through Britain and Ireland. Directed by Jon S. Baird, the movie will premiere in theaters January 11, 2019.
A crop of rare gems hides on the surface of an alien moon. A father and his daughter are contracted to harvest them from the moon's toxic, forested surface — but they're not the only ones there to strike it rich. Starring Sophie Thatcher, Pedro Pascal, and Jay Duplass, Prospect is coming to theaters November 2, 2018.
A scene after the end of the credits in Avengers: Infinity War set the stage for the latest addition to the MCU — Captain Marvel. The first trailer for Captain Marvel has Carol Danvers returning to Earth with her superpowers after joining the Spaceforce, which means this won't be an origin story. Carol seems to have forgotten much of her life before joining the Spaceforce, with flashbacks to her time as a child, basic training, and flying in the Air Force. The trailer also shows a young Nick Fury, a lot less cynical than when we meet him in Iron Man and the rest of his appearances. Starring Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson, Captain Marvel comes to theaters March 8, 2019.
After seven years, The Girl with the Dragoon Tatoo finally gets a sequel. The adaptation of Stieg Larsson and David Lagercrantz book series moves forward but without its original stars Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig. Instead, Claire Foy and Sverrir Gudnason step in to take on the title roles for the next chapter in the Millennium book series. The film is slated for release November 9, 2018.
10 years after the takeover of Earth by alien invaders, there are two kinds of people — those that collaborate with the extraterrestrials and those that resist. Captive State explores both sides of the divide through the lens of a Chicago neighborhood in this gritty film from the director of Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Starring John Goodman, Vera Farmiga, and Ashton Sanders, Captive State comes to theaters March 29, 2019.
Following their films No Country for Old Men and True Grit, the Coen Brothers head back West for their latest offering. The film is set up as a six-part anthology series following an array of characters as they navigate the American frontier. Each chapter will tell a new story and feature actors like James Franco, Liam Neeson, Tim Blake Nelson, and Tom Waits. After a limited theatrical release, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs will begin streaming on Netflix November 16, 2018.
Years of care went into the production of your favorite whiskeys. Similar care was put into the making of the Norlan Whisky Glass. The result of over one and a half years of development, it combines the aromatic benefits of a snifter with the aesthetics and casual style of a tumbler, thanks to a double-walled design. Inside the glass a specially developed protrusions that help focus the drink's natural aromas when swirled, releasing every nuance of the spirit. They're hand-blown from Borosilicate glass and available in a set of 2.
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Created with the benefits of a comfortable, supportive sneaker and the rugged durability of a lightweight hiking boot, Forsake's Range High is one of the most versatile sneakerboots on the market. Each pair of sneakerboots features a waterproof and breathable membrane within a seam-sealed leather upper for protection against any type of weather. The boots also have a Vibram Megagrip outsole with an extra wide footprint that is as well suited for an urban commute as it is for an off-the-grid trail. Available in black and grey or brown and tan and as a low top.
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You can talk about the glory of 70mm film — the color, the texture, what the format allows the camera to capture — but 70mm had a bigger role that had nothing to do with technical aspects or aesthetics. After the landmark 1948 court case that broke the monopoly of the big studios and their theater chains and changed the studio system itself, 70mm might be responsible for saving the film industry as a whole.
Pixar's Toy Story 3 has one of the most touching intros in movies, something that's become a hallmark of the animation studio. Two brothers have spent years recreating the entire movie in live action — an impressive feat that they plan to have finished by 2019. The just-released trailer is a shot-for-shot remake of the classic intro and loses none of the emotional impact of the original, making us excited to see the full-length version.
Matthew McConaughey goes back to his comfort zone in Harmony Korine's Spring Breakers follow-up. The director returns more than six years later to feature the drug-infused misadventures of Moondog, a free-spirited poet from another dimension. Also starring Isla Fisher, Zac Efron, Martin Lawrence, and Snoop Dogg, the film comes to theaters March 22, 2019.
Paul Dano's resume includes films like There Will Be Blood and Little Miss Sunshine. The actor is now stepping behind the camera for his directorial debut. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Carey Mulligan, the film is an adaptation of Richard Ford's novel following a Montana family of three during the 1960s. Wildlife comes to theaters October 19, 2018.
Robert Redford is ending his storied acting career on a high note, playing bank robber and lifelong criminal Forrest Tucker in the David Lowery-directed film The Old Man and the Gun. Forrest Tucker was an almost mythological convict, having broken out of prison multiple times — including a brazen escape from California's San Quentin — and was described as a gentleman by victims of his bank heists. Starring Redford, Sissy Spacek, Casey Affleck, and Danny Glover, The Old Man and the Gun comes to theaters September 28, 2018.
Joy to the end of the world, zombies have come. Deemed Shaun of the Dead meets La La Land, a hoard of the undead have invaded the town of Little Haven on Christmas causing residents to fight and sing for their lives. The film had its official premiere last year at Fantastic Fest but will make its way to theaters on November 30, 2018, just in time for the holidays.
Hervé Villechaize rose to fame in the 70s with roles in the Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun and the television series Fantasy Island. In 1993, the actor tragically took his own life after years of chronic pain brought on by his dwarfism. Just before his death, journalist Sacha Gervasi spent some time with Villechaize conducting his final interview. This film is based on those last days. Peter Dinklage stars alongside Jamie Dornan and Andy García while also co-writing with director Sacha Gervasi. The film will premiere October 20, 2018, on HBO.
Ridiculed as a subpar artist and madman, Vicent Van Gogh would go on to become a master and founder of the Impressionist style of painting. Rather than a strict biography of the famous painter, director Julian Schnabel's At Eternity's Gate is a combination of scenes based on Van Gogh's letters, word-of-mouth, and completely fabricated stories recreating his last days. Starring Willem Dafoe, Rupert Friend, and Mads Mikkelsen, At Eternity's Gate premieres November 16, 2018.
Exactly 40 years after the original film, Michael Myers returns to finally finish the job. The reboot will serve as a direct sequel to the 1978 release, picking up four decades after the Halloween night massacre. Jamie Lee Curtis and Nick Castle will reprise their iconic roles while John Carpenter returns to his franchise as executive producer. The final face-off is set to take place October 19, 2018.
Yorgos Lanthimos returns with another unique offering. This time, The Lobster director is going back to the 18th-century while England is at war with the French. But rather than focusing on the front lines, this story takes a look behind the scenes following Queen Anne, her friendship with Sarah Churchill, and the intense rivalry that sparks from the arrival of the new servant and Sarah's cousin Abigail Masham. Starring Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz, and Emma Stone, the film is set for release November 23, 2018.
Bend, Oregon is home to the last Blockbuster store in the United States. At one time, Blockbuster was a household name and over 8,000 stores across the globe — but the rise of streaming TV and movies conspired to kill the chain. The Verge went to Oregon to check the last Blockbuster and find out what it offers that online competitors don't.
The Predator returns for a fourth installment in the franchise. Taking place sometime between the 1990 and 2010 films, the alien hunters to return to Earth, but of course, this time they're even stronger, smarter, and deadlier. The fate of humanity is left in the hands of Boyd Holbrook, Olivia Munn, Keegan-Michael Key, and Sterling K. Brown when the movie premieres September 14, 2018.
In 1987, Senator Gary Hart announced his bid for the Democratic nomination for President, hoping to run the Republican nominee in the 1988 election. Hart looked to be the clear frontrunner for the nomination — and then allegations of an extra-marital affair began to surface. Not only did it completely derail Hart's political career, marked the beginning of American-style tabloid politics. Starring Hugh Jackman, Vera Farmiga, and J.K. Simmons, The Front Runner comes to theaters November 21, 2018
All of humanity has been entirely wiped out with the exception of one man — Peter Dinklage. Living in his small town, he has grown accustomed to his solitude until he comes across Elle Fanning. The film is helmed by The Handmaid's Tale director Reed Morano and is slated for release September 14, 2018.